Hi, there is a fence around it that is opened to the public Mon-Fri during work hours. We are in a long, on-going project to negotiate with ATT to keep this public-private plaza open longer. We also want to re-invigorate it with everything from light shows to markets to yoga classes to a kids swing set. The process is arduous and there is no shortage of ideas. We would love to find volunteers "interns" with Tribeca Trust (see www.tribecatrust.org) to do a lot of the groundwork for us (interviewing local residents, researching the property rights over at DOT, organizing some kind of community charette type event.. and so forth)
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By "fenced off", do you mean permanently? Is this a public plaza with no access? Any other info would help in understanding how this space could be re-imagined.